Still, despite over a $100 billion decrease from 2009's record breaking year, the federal deficit remains an issue of massive concern as well as proportions. So we know the deficit is big -- to state the obvious -- but how does one visualize a trillion dollars? It's going to take a lot Monopoly money to figure this one out.
In case you are not familiar with its exact dimensions, a standard US dollar bill is measured at 6.14 inches wide and 2.61 inches in length. With new bills measuring a height -- yes, height -- of approximately .0043 inches, about 232 will stack up to an inch.
Of course, if you had over a trillion dollars, you would probably have plans other than stacking it up to the moon. But that doesn't mean the Surge Desk can't offer a little perspective. If you use your imagination and a little approximation, a trillion dollars would just about:
- Wrap around the earth approximately 3,891 times
- Stack up to 286,666 Empire State Buildings
- Span 1,705,555,555 NFL football fields
- Cover the longest span of the Golden Gate Bridge 121,829,356 times
- Climb Mt. Everest 17,626,052 times
- Cover the distance of the Chilean miner's escape shaft 250,694,104 times
- Reach up to 131,885 Burj Khalifas, the worlds tallest building, located in Dubai
- Hike the Appalachian Trail 44,473 times.
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